ANGRY Giants officials have hit back at claims made by Warrington that home water carrier Ben Cooper was to blame for the Wolves conceding a vital late try.
Warrington coach Paul Cullen was left fuming and claimed Cooper's collision with winger Henry Fa'afili caused his player to be injured and out of position when Chris Nero grabbed a try in the 70th minute (see They Say column, left).
But Huddersfield staff have now studied the incident on video and are anxious to put the record straight.
"Paul made his claims in his post-match interview, and at that time we hadn't seen the incident on video and didn't feel we were in a position to comment," said Giants general manager Stuart Sheard.
"We've seen it now, and would like to make it clear that in our view, these claims are absolute rubbish.
"For a start, Ben and Henry are running in opposite directions and the clash, which was on our 20-metre line, was a total accident.
"Seconds later, Robbie Paul was held down in the tackle and we were awarded a penalty.
"From the tap, the ball was worked to the left, where Henry Fa'afili was involved in a tackle!
"Eorl Crabtree then took the ball to the posts and it was kept alive through several pairs of hands for Chris Nero to finish in the corner.
"That's what really happened and, as I said, we've got the video evidence to prove it."
The defeat was Warrington's second in two games.